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Marshall’s Music Minute: Goodbye to ‘The Minute’

Hello again, dear readers, and it's so good to be back with you again on the pages of The Covington News, this fine publication ...

April 23, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought… You might find yourself attending the Annual Hornyhead tournament, festival?

It is time again for the Hornyhead Fishing Tournament and Festival in Newborn. It will be this coming Saturday, April 29. With the competition for ...

April 23, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Grammy-winning jazz ensemble and the ASO take MMCC stage May 5, 7

MADISON Ga. – The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center will be abuzz with Grammy-winning performers during the weekend of May 5-7.

April 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Have You Ever Thought?... What Easter Is All About?

The month of April each year is made up of an interesting mix of days. The very first day of April starts with a joke ...

April 16, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Big weekends at Mystic & The Listening Room

Welcome back, fearless readers, and it's so good to join you once again for another edition of "The Minute." It's been simmering nicely ...

April 16, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought?... What Easter Is All About?

The month of April each year is made up of an interesting mix of days. The very first day of April starts with a joke ...

April 16, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


MMCC announces Tour of Homes docent training and information session

MADISON, Ga. - The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center invites you to attend our docent reception and information session for the Madison in May Spring Tour of Homes.

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Rail trail naming, ribbon cutting, walking for health rescheduled for Wednesday, May 3

Due to inclement weather, the April 5th rail trail naming, ribbon cutting and Walking for Health, the first walk in the Every Body Walk Newton ...

April 16, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Create and hide unbreakable Easter eggs

Easter is one of the most important days of the year for Christians. Easter Sunday is filled with symbolism and tradition, some of which harken ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


How families can go green together

Interest in eco-friendly lifestyles has long since spread beyond environmentalists and activists and has become a goal for people from all walks of life. Going ...

April 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Whiskey Bent at Amici; Big weekend at 5 O'Clock

The Sunday show today, April 9, at Porterdale Bar & Grill, will be the supremely talented front lady of Famous by February, Bethany Grace Hicks. Her ...

April 09, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have You Ever Thought?... About joining your friends and neighbors for “Everybody Walks”

Last Wednesday was to be the ribbon cutting for the start of the Rail Trail that will reach from Covington to Newborn. But the weather ...

April 09, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: Drew Parker at Lahrceny, Amy Rae at Listening Room highlight a big week

Welcome back to another edition of "The Minute," music fans. There a lot on the menu so grab a plate and dig in.

April 02, 2017 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have you ever thought?... How the Right Steps Today Leads to a Brighter Future?

Making a difference in the future of our community and its young people starts a new major step forward with the coming of a Boy ...

April 02, 2017 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Newton County Waffle Houses support the Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia is partnering up with the Waffle House stores in Newton County to support the opening of the Newton ...

March 31, 2017 | Staff Report | Living


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Archive By Section - Living


Have you ever thought …

We are just a few days into December and Christmas is closing in on us. For most of us there seems to be a thousand things be done, with all the shopping, decorating and all the activities added to our calendars are already crowded. Will this year be different? Will this be the year that we sense the peace, hope, joy and love that Christmas can bring to our lives?

December 04, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | Living


Southern Folk Advent Service scheduled

The Sonny Houston Bluegrass Band will provide bluegrass-Gospel music and preacher-scholar Jason Byassee will speak at Meridian Herald's 24nd annual Southern Folk Advent Service. The Meridian Chorale will sing and Steven Darsey will direct the music. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at Old Church on the Oxford College. Admission is free.

November 29, 2016 | Staff Report | Living


Chimney Park hosts 10th Annual Twilights Dec. 4

Chimney Park, "a park with heart", will once again host Twilights, the annual festival of lights held the first Sunday in December. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the fun-filled event.

November 23, 2016 | Staff Report | Living


Big shows in Covington and Porterdale

It's really cool that we have so many spots to catch live music and I'm glad we were able to do a rundown of all the great music venues in Newton County throughout the last two weeks.

November 23, 2016 | Marshall McCart | Living


Fairview 4-H’ers present demonstrations

She would not begin her 4-H demonstration until her favorite teacher was there to help.

November 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Living


How to get Black Friday deals

As Thanksgiving draws near, retailers begin dropping hints about their Black Friday promotions. Some stores have begun to open their doors on Thanksgiving evening, after many people have filled up on turkey and trimmings.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Living


Host a turkey-free Thanksgiving

Low in fat, high in protein and an inexpensive source of iron, zinc, potassium and B vitamins, turkey makes a healthy addition to a person's diet. Turkey also tends to be the star of the show on Thanksgiving and other holidays. Even though turkey can be a delicious addition to any holiday table, some people prefer to buck Thanksgiving tradition from time to time and divert focus from the golden gobbler.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Living


Easy 'green' Thanksgiving ideas

Thanksgiving is a holiday to give thanks and share special moments with family and friends. While the original Thanksgiving might have taken place during a time when food was sparse, nowadays Thanksgiving often involves excessive amounts of food, with more food ending up in the garbage than in celebrants' bellies.

November 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Living


Have you ever thought …

By claiming to be a great-grandfather I am not talking about being an excellent grandparent but rather being a part of the next generation. You might think it makes you feel old but the truth is it makes you feel younger. It's the start of a new day, a new generation. I am writing this column this week because as of Tuesday, Linda and I are great-grandparents. Our granddaughter-in-law, Maggie Johnston, gave birth to precious, little, Tenley Ann. The proud father is Zac Johnston. Maggie Johnston is a math teacher and volleyball coach at Eastside High School and Zac ...

November 13, 2016 | Wiley Stephens | Living


How a little derpy dog stole my heart

In all truthfulness, I've never really been a dog person. In fact - and I can already hear the Covington Peanut Gallery snickering - I suppose I've always been more of a cat kind of guy.

November 13, 2016 | Marshall McCart | Living


Introducing the musical venues of Newton County

In the past weeks, this space has highlighted musicians performing in and around Newton County. The local talent has always been great but in the past, there have not been enough venues to see and hear that talent. That is changing, folks.

November 06, 2016 | Marshall McCart | Living


Have you ever thought …

Three years ago, the Bread and Butter Bakery opened for business on the corner of Monticello and Reynolds Streets. From the day the doors opened, it offered a variety of bread and baked goods. A particular favorite has been its cinnamon rolls. However, the small space proved inadequate as the variety of goods offered grew.

November 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Living


All the technology and none of the charm

Not so long ago, as I voted in a national election, I witnessed the passing of an era.

November 06, 2016 | Andy Irwin | Living


Marshall's Music Minute: A new musical venue in Covington

Welcome back to another edition of the Minute, and let's get ready for another big week of music in Covington.

November 03, 2016 | Marshall McCart | Living


4-H’ers tour Athens zoo and UGA

As several 4-H students spilled out of the van in a small parking lot in Athens, they exclaimed: "This isn't the zoo."

October 30, 2016 | Terri Fullerton | Living


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